Last updated: 08 Apr, 2019

Expressions of interest are now closed.

VicHealth invites organisations across Victoria to apply for a Men’s Risky Drinking Grant to develop and deliver an intervention in social worlds where risky drinking by men is commonplace.

The grants will provide funding to successful applicants of up to $150,000* over a period of 2 years. This funding will support the development of new prevention initiatives or extend and strengthen existing promising interventions that raise awareness of and shift the elements that influence men’s risky drinking.

The grant funding is part of the next stage of VicHealth’s Alcohol Culture Change Initiative, which aims to change cultures of risky drinking within social worlds in Victoria. Underpinning this initiative is the Alcohol Cultures Framework which is a planning tool for those with an interest in reducing harms from alcohol products.

*excluding GST.


Applying for a Grant

The application process for a Men’s Risky Drinking Grant is a multi-stage process.

STAGE 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)

STAGE 2: Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application and attend an interview with the VicHealth assessment panel.

  • Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted to VicHealth by 9am, Monday 8 April, 2019.
  • If successful, applicants will be asked to submit a full application by 9am, Monday 3 June, 2019.

    For further information please see Men’s Risky Drinking Grants Guidelines.



This is an open funding round and any organisation can apply.*

Organisations may work together to form a partnership application, however, one organisation must take the lead to administer funding on behalf of all partners.

Aboriginal community controlled/led organisations are encouraged to apply.

*Please see Men’s Risky Drinking Grant Guidelines for full eligibility criteria


Important Documents

Before applying, please ensure you have thoroughly read the following key documents:


Important Dates



Indicative dates

Men’s Risky Drinking Forum and Grants open

Monday 4 March, 2019

Men’s Risky Drinking Grants Information Session

10-11am, Wednesday 20 March 2019

Expression of Interest (EOI) close

9am, Monday 8 April, 2019

Assessment of EOI and applicants notified of the outcome of their application (shortlisted or not)

April, 2019

Full application deadline

9am, Monday 3 June, 2019

Assessment of full applications, including an interview with the assessment panel;

Applicants notified of the outcome

June 2019

Contracting with successful applicants

July 2019

Projects commence

August 2019


For questions regarding the funding round, Men’s Risky Drinking Grants Funding Guidelines or VicHealth’s General Funding Information for All Applicants, please email